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UHRC calls for amendment of provisions used to deny citizens information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is pushing for the amendment of several provisions in the laws of Uganda that seek to deny citizens access to information. Mariam Wangadya, the UHRC chairperson says despite the constitutional provisions on access to information, a section of public officers are …

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Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 64

Morogoro, Tanzania | AFP | Sixty-four people perished in Tanzania Saturday when a fuel tanker overturned and then exploded as crowds of people rushed to syphon off leaking fuel. The deadly blast, which took place near the town of Morogoro, west of the economic capital Dar es Salaam, is the latest …

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Saudis urged to report on fellow citizens via mobile app

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Saudi authorities have called on the public to supervise and report on the social media activities of fellow citizens, while issuing broad definitions of “terrorist” crimes. “When you notice any account on social media spreading terrorist or extremist ideas, please report it immediately,” …

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Citizens versus politicians

By Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi Civil society to put political parties on the spot over citizen-centered election pledges Political parties will come under pressure as the extent to which their election pledges reflect the aspirations of the people comes under closer scrutiny weeks before nomination of candidates to contest next years …

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